Nathan woke up squinting; the gentle morning light blinding the eyes that had slept for too long. He sensed her immediately. Instinctively he closed his eyes, turned in her direction and slowly opened them. He saw her, radiant and smiling. Her tears wet his forehead as she kissed him.
“How do you feel honey?”
“I feel… I don’t know. Drugged. And Thirsty.”
“They say it will wear away in a few hours’ time. Here, have some water.”
Nathan drank out of her hands and lay back down in exhaustion.
“I am scared, Emily. What if it hasn’t worked? They did say it was experimental.”
“Then nothing changes, does it? We would have lost some money but then… Come on Nathan. You only need to try.”
Nathan looked down on his hand that had been his lifeless companion all life. He willed it to move. And suddenly – it did; making shadows he never knew he was capable of. Smiling, he looked out the window at the rising sun. A glorious day had just begun.
Word count: 173
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Flash fiction in response to FFfAW hosted by Priceless Joy.